Amber (song)

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"Amber"
Single by 311
from the album From Chaos
Released February 2002
Genre Reggae rock
Length 2:58 (radio edit)
3:29 (album version)
Label Volcano Records
Songwriter(s) Nick Hexum
311 singles chronology
"I'll Be Here Awhile"
(2001)
"Amber"
(2002)
"Creatures (For a While)"
(2002)

"I'll Be Here Awhile"
(2001)
"Amber"
(2002)
"Creatures (For a While)"
(2002)

"Amber" is a song from the band 311. Focusing more on their reggae roots, the song is about Nick Hexum's then fiancee and then Eden's Crush member Nicole Scherzinger.[1] Scherzinger appears briefly in the music video, playing in the ocean with Hexum. Although it is not one of the highest charting singles (hitting number 13 on the Modern Rock chart), it ended up their longest lasting on the Alternative Rock chart and remains their most popular single to date. It is also their only single that received a certification by the RIAA, achieving Gold status. It is considered to be the band's signature song along with "Down".

The song's intro was remixed on Greatest Hits '93-'03.

Use in media[edit]

A live performance video clip of "Amber" was featured on the DVD extras for the 2004 movie, 50 First Dates starring Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore. The CD version of "Amber" was featured in the movie itself.

The song was also on the soundtrack for the movie Dear John.[2]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2002) Peak
position[3]
US Billboard Modern Rock Tracks 13
US Billboard Adult Top 40 27

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Nick Hexum of 311 (Song Fact)". 311.com/Songfacts. Retrieved 21 November 2016. 
  2. ^ "All 15 Songs from the Dear John Soundtrack « Reelsoundtrack Blog". Reelsoundtrack.wordpress.com. 2011-01-07. Retrieved 2012-07-13. 
  3. ^ https://www.billboard.com/artist/431916/311/chart

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